Modern ideas for securing home. alternative to security bars

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Hi Jumoke,

Congrats on your new house!

Tell mama that first of all, security bars need to be inside, not outside in order to really be effective. Not hard for a pro to cut right through that if it's on the outside.

Then, when on the inside, it needs to to be folding in order to pass a fire/emergency inspection as your window is an egress. A first responder may need to access your home per that window and precious minutes are lost.

I think it's lovely that your mom is concerned and old school. In the end, we found that bright sensor lights hung very high did the trick.

Here is a pic from our old cottage that we had years ago in NYC.

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